Film Events

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:00am
Central Library

, Study Room 209

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:00pm
Pinney Library

Join us for our 3rd annual Pinney Mini Film Festival! We are pleased to present three short films that screened at the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival. The filmmakers will be appearing for Q&A sessions and a representative from the Wisconsin Film Festival will also be on hand. Films to be screened are:
Before You by Michael Vollman – Winner of a 2014 Wisconsin’s Own Golden Badger Award
The Round Barns of Vernon County by David Macasaet and Shahin Izadi
Maz-Zo-Man-Nee by Jon...

Fuse cover art
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Hamaji, a young huntress from the mountains, stumbles into the middle of a shogun's vendetta against a group of human and dog hybrids - the Fuse. Rumors of Fuse murdering innocent people in the bustling city of Edo have sparked a bounty for their heads. Hamaji joins the hunt for this dangerous quarry along with her brother, but after accidentally befriending one of them, Hamaji is torn between two worlds: her life as a self-reliant huntress, and the young woman her new friend has helped her...

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 2:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Join us for Hawthorne's Adult Swim Theater! This is an ongoing film event in which we will be showing a newly released adult feature the last Saturday of each month.

This film is rated PG-13. Minors under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend.

"The epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. The dragon Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women, and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure,...

Still Mine
Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Canada / 2013 / drama / English / 103 min.

Based on true events and laced with wry humor, STILL MINE is a heartfelt love story about fiercely independent farmer Craig Morrison (Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house on their 2,000 acre farm for his wife (Academy Award® nominee Geneviève Bujold), whose health is starting to fade. Although Craig Morrison is using the same methods his father, a...

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

what is NORMAL? profiles five Madisonians with disabilities who grew up in state institutions. The film contrasts the barren environment at the institutions to the rich engagement in the community life the five now experience. All of them bring the viewer into their daily lives and show the diversity and productivity they have found in work, relationships and artistic expression. Following the film, join us for a discussion with producer Mary Jo Oathout and some of the stars of the film...

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

La haine (translation: Hate)is a 1995 French black-and-white drama film written, co-edited, and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. The film depicts approximately 19 consecutive hours in the lives of three friends in their early twenties from immigrant families living in an impoverished multi-ethnic French housing project in the suburbs of Paris, in the aftermath of a riot. Kassovitz received the Best Director prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival for this work.

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

Come to Pinney and see a new release or other feature film on in HD on our big screen. Lights refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Pinney Library.

There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

USA / 1996 / Comedy-Drama /98 min/ rated R

Filmmaking siblings Joel Coen and Ethan Coen both embraced and poked satirical fun at their Minnesotan roots with this comedy-drama-thriller that earned seven Oscar nominations, winning for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant police chief whose affable, folksy demeanor masks a whip-smart mind. When a pair of motorists are found slain not far from the corpse of a...

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

a series of programs for adults, including films, educational talks, craft projects and more! Today's screening is postponed because we are a polling place for the spring election on Tuesday, April 7.